Song of Enlightenment
 

































Title:  Song of Enlightenment


Site:  1818 E. 71st Street, Chicago


Artists: Mirtes Zwierzynski, Rene Townsend, and Orisegun Olomidun


Community Participants:18 teen participants


Sponsors: Chicago Public Art Group, The Neighborhood Institute, and Urban Gateways


Year:  1994


Scale:  Six panels - 40 x 97 inches each


Materials:Ceramic tile mosaic


Information:  This arts-turned-business incubator building is enlivened with a variety of visually striking mosaics created by CPAG artists with local youths. Seven inset panels on the front of the building were filled with mosaic designs representing each of the seven African Orisha-- “gods and goddesses” of many West African spiritual practices.